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Bonbini Festival Show

Fort Guzman, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Ranked #13 of 26 Attractions in Oranjestad
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Performances, Amusement Parks
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Performances, Amusement Parks
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English first
North Adams, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A down to earth review of the multicultural history of the island with wonderful music, talented dancers, singers and poet. Good food for a small price and a charismatic emcee. Very enjoyable!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The history and the entertainment was fabulous...The MC was knowledgeable of the history of Aruba. The dancers and the music was fascinating...

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

For $5.00 this is a steal. Every Tuesday night they do a 2 hour show that brings you thru the history of Aruba in a calendar format Jen-Dec festivities. It is done in the old fort outside and refreshments are fro sale as are some flea market like tables (3). The narrator was good to listen to and kept the... More 

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Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The festival is more of a stage show, but well worth it. You learn more about the Arubian culture and way of life. The dancers were great and costumes were colorful. Don't expect Vegas and you won't be disappointed. A fun evening for a very low cost.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We attended the Bon Bini Festival expecting just that, a festival. We took our 16-month-old son. It really wasn't a festival. It was a stage show. They only had 4 dancers, so the host had to ramble at points to allow them to get ready. My son held up pretty well, but started to get restless. We left so as... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Oops, I just reviewed the Bon Bini Festival under Fort Zoutman. Anyway, the Bon BIni Festival is good for a glimpse into local culture, with local food and desserts, local artisans selling handmade crafts and local music and dance. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to learn more about Aruba and it's people.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I recommend the BonBini Festival to everyone. It's on Tuesday night at Fort Zourtman downdown. It's great entertainment for $5 and you can learn about the island culture. we go every time we visit Aruba.

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This show provides interesting information about the island for first time visitors. I enjoyed the food provided by local cooks and available for purchase.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We thought this would be an entertaining way to learn about the culture of Aruba, but the show a little too "off-the-cuff" for us. Admission is $5 (not bad), and there are some local artisans selling jewelry and other goods inside the front door. They also sell a limited amount of local food, which we didn't try. The show itself... More 

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Jamaica, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Prior to attending, I was somewhat concerned because there were several negative reviews. I guess it depends on your expectations. If your expecting a Las Vegas type review, you'll be disappointed, If you're looking for a fun evening and want to learn something about the music, dance, and culture of Aruba, you'll have a very nice time. The performers and... More 

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